Theodore's World: Lindsey Graham Is Lone "Republican" to Vote For Kagan

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July 21, 2010

Lindsey Graham Is Lone "Republican" to Vote For Kagan

Lindsey Graham Is Lone Republican to Vote For Kagan

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) became the lone Republican to vote in favor of the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Tuesday voted in favor of the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, making him the only GOP member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to back Obama’s pick for the high court.

The panel, made up of 12 Democrats and seven Republicans, approved Kagan’s nomination by a vote of 13-6. Every Democrat on the panel supported her, while every Republican other than Graham opposed her.

The nomination will go to a full Senate vote within the next few weeks.

“I’m going to vote for her because I believe the last election had consequences,” Graham said in announcing his support for Kagan. “This president chose someone who is qualified, who has the experience and knowledge to serve on this court … and understands the difference between being a liberal judge and a politican.”

He was the only Republican member of the committee to support nominee Sonia Sotomayor in 2009.

The senior Republican on the committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., formally announced his opposition to Kagan’s nomination in a USA Today op-ed earlier Tuesday.

“Throughout her career, Ms. Kagan has placed her politics above the law," Sessions wrote. “She has never been a judge, never tried a case before a jury and has practiced law for only three years. She is the least experienced nominee in the last half-century.”

Wild Thing's comment.......

Lindsay Graham, the gift (to communists and leftists) that keeps on giving.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 21, 2010 06:50 AM


I think Graham is up for reelection in 2012. It would not surprise me to see Graham switch parties before then, ala Arlen Specter. I just don't see S Carolina's Repubs supporting him in another election.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at July 21, 2010 10:02 AM

He barely got re-elected last time because of the Amnesty bill he and McCain were pushing. Graham is an elitist, statist and a right leaning progressive. Obviously the people of South Carolina didn't pay too much attention last time, he never should have been re-elected.

Posted by: Mark at July 21, 2010 11:56 AM

The guy is a worthless POS.

Posted by: BobF at July 21, 2010 09:01 PM

He could never fill the shoes much less the seat of Strom Thurmond.

The Senior Senator from South Carolina's days as both a Republican and a U.S. Senator are coming to a belated and befitting end.

Posted by: Carlos at July 21, 2010 11:24 PM

Tom, yes he might as well, if he did then maybe they could get a conservative to run against him.

Mark, that has to be it they just didn't pay attention and sure forgot too fast what he did with McCain.

BobF., Ditto that.

Carlos, they sure, soon he will be out of office.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 21, 2010 11:51 PM